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he was at fema headquarters in washington, d.c. talking about the hurricane. let's listen in. >> good afternoon, everybody. obviously all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic going north, you need to take this very seriously. follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy and others that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fugate's leadership here at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the region al officials as well, and i had talks with governors of various states as well as other leaders. everyone is confident that the staging process, the pre-positioning of equipment that will be needed to respond to the storm are
management agency, fema, has already deployed teams and pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and fema is in close contact with states up and down the east coast, to make sure there are no unmet needs. one concern for both campaigns is that the storm could hinder early voting in ohio, north carolina and virginia. one democratic senator said this about the impact on the president's campaign. >> the storm will throw havoc into the race. i was supposed to be with the president special president clinton on monday. that rally has been cancelled. but i think that virginia is ready to go to the polls and i think the president will carry virginia. >> reporter: due to the upcoming storm, governor romney cancelled evens in virginia. instead, he will link up with his vice-presidential runningmate in ohio and the two of them will campaign in that key state. one romney supporter, former house speaker newt gingrich had sharp words for the president over his campaigning scheduling choices over the consulate in libbia, compared to today. >> you notice, he is canceling his treps over the hurri
with fema director craig fugate. he will put perspective on this storm. it is big. >>> front-page politics now. nine days to the election, hurricane sandy upsetting campaign schedules today. president obama is canceling stops in virginia on monday and colorado on tuesday. he will return to the white house to monitor hurricane sandy. mitt romney joins running mate paul ryan in ohio for a bus tour across that state. and on "meet the press," two states, virginia and colorado, seen as holding the key to the election. >> $2 trillion to tand promisinx cuts without any specifics, right? trying to sell a pig in a poke. >> i believe we are currently ahead. internals show us currently ahead. i think romney will carry ohio, and, you know, i haven't been saying this. i know believe it's going to happen. >> a new "washington post" poll shows the race in virginia is getting closer. president obama leads mitt romney by four points. 51% to 47%. president obama, a nod from "the new york times," the paper's editorial board is endorsing him for a second term. and mitt romney, another endorsement of his own.
visited the national coordination center where fema the federal emergency management agency is deploying the coordination of federal resources and teams to all of the states up and down the east coast as you can see on the map. this ha as responders prepare e hurricane sandy. the president being updated on the ongoing efforts to support local preparedness efforts in potentially affected areas. we expect him to call the storm serious and big and slow moving. obviously safety and human life is the most important objective but the impact will not only be environmental, massive flooding, downed trees, damaged homes and businesses, lost power but political as well with only nine days left before the november 6 national elections there could be a direct impact on voting. here are the president's remarks. >> well, good afternoon, everybody. obviously all of us across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm. and my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard and mid atlantic going north that you need to take this ver
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
. the national response coordination center in washington is where fema is managing the deployment of federal resources to states along the east coast, ahead of the storm. >> thank you. >> keep it up. thank you. >> great job. >> >> across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. this is a serious and big storm and my first message is to all the people across the eastern seaboard, mid-atlantic, going north, that your need to take this industry seriously. and follow the instructions of your state, and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we've just had an excellent meeting with the fema team here, the various agencies that are in charge, including the department of defense, department of energy, and those that are going to need to respond very quickly. under craig fewgate's leadership at fema, we've had a chance to talk to the regional officials as well and i just had a phone call with the governors of potentially impacted states as well as some of the major c
, virginia, this weekend. as nancy cordes reports, president obama received a fema briefing the storm before laeg for new hampshire. >> we're not going to be able to be in virginia tomorrow. we're going to go to ohio instead. >> reporter: hurricane susan is forcing both campaigns to make ajumps. mitt romney canceled three haven'ts in virginia. vice president biden and first lady mivelobama also called off rallies. >> 10 days, new hampshire, 10 days! >> reporter: after getting briefed on the storm today, president obama took his hunt for votes to the live free or die states where he told a group of local teamsters new hampshire's four electoral votes could make all the difference. >> it's very clear that the other side doesn't believe. >> reporter: governor romney spent the day in all-important florida, in pensacola, home to a major nave air station, romney brought up a sore spot from the final debate. >> i made the point our navy is now smaller than any time, well, in almost 100 years. and the president's response was, well, you know, we don't use bayonets and horses anymore. and in fact we
on the storm and said the federal emergency management agency, or fema, has already deployed teams and prestaged resources to potentially affected states and remains in close contact with emergency responders and states up and down the coast to insure there are no unmet needs. one concern for both campaigns is that the storm could hinder early voting in the east coast battleground states, but the obama campaign says it thinks early voting overall will be a plus for them. >> our people are coming out. ohio, florida, the first day of early voting in florida, record numbers of people are coming out to vote. something like we have never, ever seen. that's a sign, it's a sign of momentum behind the president's re-election. >> shannon: joo due to the coming storm, governor romney cancelled his events in virginia and will link up with paul ryan in ohio and the two of them will campaign in that key state. ohio's g.o.p. senator rob portman says the momentum in that state is going in romney's direction. >> i have been at 6 of the rallies over the last week, i have been at about a dozen victo
scrambled to board up windows and collect sandbags. speaking from fema headquarters, president obama said that residents need to take this storm very seriously and follow instructions from local officials. the storm expected to make landfall tonight into tomorrow. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. see you the next time news breaks. >> and we're here online. game 5 coming up in a few minutes in detroit, and if the giants win, they're world series champs. leave of it right here and we'll see you back here after the game. >> go, giants! >> that's right. go, giants!
earlier speaking at fema headquarters and warning this is a slow moving storm. let's right now check in with our meteorologist chad myers and because it's a slow moving storm, that's why we're talking about potential danger of a accumulation of a whole lot of water. >> and the bubbling up of the water called storm surge. so when this -- this little bubble of water will come on to land. so one wave after another, it takes an our hour or two. all the way over even towards the east river and i'm even thinking over towards the -- so you try to sufl all that water into one little spot that gets smaller and smaller up that little river, the water will rise. >> and parts of jersey and maryland. >> and even though wind is not going to be a major part of this, we'll still get winds to 75, maybe 80. that's not a category anything except one, so people are taking it lightly. the reason why the trains are going to stop tonight at 7:00 is because they're afraid power lines, power poles or trees are going to fall on the tracks. you don't want to have a train run into a tree that's already on the b
surge. meantime a big warning coming from the president of the united states. he made a visit to fema headquarters and he said the resources are in place to deal with the storm and he expects fast response to any damage once that storm does hit. but he added, people really need to be prepared. >> you need to take this very seriously, and follow the instructions of your state and local officials because they are going to be providing you with the best advise in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. >> the president also held a conference call will governors and mayors that are in the storm's path. >> so emergency management officials, cnn's george how well is on the outer banks right now. you're feeling the effects of that storm in kill devil hills, george? >> we're also keeping in close contact with emergency management officials in their county. the latest from them. obviously the winds are strong out here. we're talking wind gusts from 40-mile-per-hour and i can tell you the plus is in effect right now. these wind gusts if you're not careful will not be back. al
got a briefing at fema headquarters. and nbc's thanh truong is on the beach in rehoboth, did he dext let's start with dylan dreyer with the latest advisory from the national hurricane center. what can you tell us? >> we do still have to deal with a category 1 hurricane at this time. so winds are strong and there's a lot of rain. and this is still a huge storm. but look at how far away it is. it is still about 300 miles east of the carolinas. more than 500 miles to the southeast of new york city. so this storm is still impacting the east coast. and it's so far away. so imagine what's going to happen as it moves closer to shore. we have coastal flood warnings from new england down into the eastern shores of virginia. that's because we are looking at a storm surge up to around four to seven feet. if not higher. that's the type of storm we're dealing with as it moves onshore. it's pushing all that water onshore. and your normal high tide sirk cycle in the mid-atlantic region, that's going to happen at the peak of the storm. so the high tide will be about four to seven feet higher than no
is the administrative of fema, craig fugate, is a man who worked here in florida in charge of emergency management services in florida, well-known to floridians, he's now -- he worked under jeb bush in florida as a real pro. i think president obama deserves points for having chosen somebody that is a professional instead of a political crony. but it is very important. it can make or break careers. there are points where politics and hurricanes meet and it can help or they can collide. and they can break careers. we all remember governor blanco in louisiana, what a disaster that was. >> yeah. we remember all of that. so, listen, a republican praising the president, a democrat, it happened here on cnn. lz, let's stick with the ground game here. because we are talking about the imaginary scenarios for after disaster happens. what happens after, can people get to the polls? will the power be out? will there be blockage in the road? all of this. we don't know as it is pretty far to forecast out seven, eight, nine days from now to election day, but this is throwing a monkey wrench into the plans that no
between state, local and federal government. we've now got the fema teams on the ground today and i think we're ready. schools will be a day-by-day call and largely up to the local government to determine whether it's safe to have buses and kids out on the road over the next two days. >> and i got to ask you, another thing that's sort of been bubbling up here, and i know we're way ahead of it, it's a long shot, but some people had power out for more than a week. what happens if power is out november 6th? >> well, we have contingency plans in place right now. we've already worked with dominion power to make sure that polling places and registrar's offices are among the highest priorities for power restoration. we anticipate having a full seven days before the election to have power restored. so we don't anticipate that being a problem at all. if people are inconvenienced right now because they can't get to a registrar's office to do absentee voting, we're looking at possibly extending hours before the election to make sure that happens. that is clearly on our mind. the state board of elect
area covered. i will get the experts tell you about the storm. what fema is doing in con juncture with our state and local partners is preparing for not only coastal impacts of the storm and potential for flooding, power outages and winter storm. if you think talking about winter storm when a hurricane is unusual, trust me, this storm, we will be dealing with a lot of weather over a large geographical area without a lot of ability to tell you specifically what it means in this particular community. that's why we're urging the public to prepare across this area for a variety of hazards and encouraging them to take the time to go to ready.gov if they have not gotten a plan. we have teams in place and in some cases still recovering from prior disasters. those teams will be available for response as well as teams coming from outside of the area. supplies such as generators, power restoration teams, disaster medical assistance teams, communications are also moving to that area. again today we did brief the president and he is directing us again to continue to make sure we have the reso
cutbacks. academy class is being paid for with a two-year $8.6 million grant from fema. >>> today we got an up-close look at a new crime-fighting tool officials in alameda county are hoping to add to their arsenal. but as ktvu's allie rasmus explains some are objecting to spy in the sky. >> reporter: it lifts off like a space age aircraft and you can barely hear it buzzing overhead. it's an unmanned aerial system otherwise known as a drone. >> the device is about 2' wide, less than a foot tall an weighs about 3.35 funds and atoo muched to the bottom is an hd camera that sends back a live picture. >> well, limits are ceiling 400' agl, line of sight, 250,' with an observer. >> reporter: to fly in dense urban areas deputies would need permission from the faa and department of justice, but the device has raised concerns. representatives from the electronic frontier foundation sent this statement. in response sheriff sergeant nelson says it's no different than other equipment they use. >> we have had robots in our bomb squad and s.w.a.t. teams for ten years that are remote controlled. we d
geographical area to cover and i'm going to let the experts tell you about the storm. what fema is doing is preparing for the coastle impacts of this storm and preparing for power outages and winter storm. and if you think about winter storm with a hur cane is unusual, trust me we're going to be dealing with a lot of weather over a large area. that's why we're urging the area to prepare for a variety of hazards and we're encouraging them to take the time to get a plan. we have teams in place or have moved, in some cases we are still recovering from prior decasters and those teams will be there to for responses as well as other teams to supply generators and communications support are moving into the area. today we did brief the president and he has directed to us continue to make sure we have the resources moving to the area and we continue to work through the governor's teams based on this dynamic changing situation as we prepare for the impacts of hurricane sandy. >> thank you. we have a very large category one hurricane off the coast of the united states today. the intensity is not ex
fema. soon the department will have about 680 firefighters, close to the number it had four years ago before the budget problem set in. the giants on a roll. you may have heard. >>> this week is the world series. >> yes. they shout out the detroit tigers in game 3 last night 2- 0. degeneres has more -- dennis o'donnell has more. >> reporter: yes. not since 1986 had a world series had back-to-back shutouts. prince fielder here, scutaro, crawford, double play. the giants got out of the inning unscathed. scoreless in the 2nd inning , hunter pence is on base. drive to the gap on right center field. a run scores. blanco is on 3rd with a rbi triple and the giants up 2-0. tigers have their shot. bases loaded in the 5th. vogelsong got quinton barry. and cabrera, the triple crown winner popped it up. vogelsong 5-2/3 of scoreless baseball. tim lincecum is just unhittable right now. 9th inning , sergio romo in to close it out. into buster posey's glove and the giants take game three 2-0. and the starters have been flawless in the fall classic. in the 18-1/3 innings, we have more. >> repor
is said to be going to fema headquarters today to get a briefing and begin monitoring storm conditions. >>> local democratic and republican parties are ramping up their efforts to make sure voters get to the polls. all over the bay area phone banks are up and calling people in both parties. abc7 news reporter thomas ramon has the story from oakland. >> she is a volunteer going door to door in this direct to make sure the voters know the issues and get out to vote. she's part of a few dozen men and women who volunteer to walk precincts for "oakland rising." she said this is important enough to do whatever she can do to help. if they see my face, they see my face and then i can get them out and tell them it's important, we need you. >> this election has local, as well as national issues that everyone should be concerned about, according to this woman, the executive director of oakland rising. >> we want to make sure people are clear about what is going to be on the ballot and make sure they feel motivated and clear about getting out to vote. >> i'm a local republican volunteer. >> while
affect 50 million americans. the president has been in close contact with fema and dhs and all the agencies that have responsibility here to make sure we're doing everything we can for people, and that's what he is going to continue to do throughout this -- throughout this storm, and in terms of how it affects the election, i don't think anybody really knows. obviously we want unfettered access to the polls because we believe that the more people come out, the better we're going to do, and so to the extent that it makes it harder, you know, that's a source of concern, but i don't know how all the politics will sort out. it depends on how scenarios are impacted and so the best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during this storm and hope that it all clears out and that by the next weekend we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election. >> let me put up a recent abc news-washington post poll for our viewers. the question was who do you trust to do a better job on the economy? posed to likely voters. president obama 44%. governor romney, 51%. why after al
could reach 60 to 70 miles per hour. >> even the head of fema said this is a slow-moving storm dumping lots of rain in those areas. gets go to george howell in kill devil hills, and yes, it continues. you continue to get pummelled there pretty badly, george. have you seen anybody who has ventured out in your purview? >> no. just us. we're out here, everyone is inside, everyone is making sure to stay out of the way of this thing because it is pretty rough out here. the winds come and go. we've seen gusts 40 miles an hour-plus. and i just spoke with officials of dare county and emergency management, and they said, look, this is going to be a touchy situation through the night. they expect the winds to get stronger. we are on that area of land, that part of the state that juts out into the atlantic. the storm is moving up and then we lose the metropolitan area, but as it gets closer to us, we're getting closer to the stronger winds in that wind field. that's the big worry out here. and also as these winds start to shift. so it was coming to the eafrom now it's coming from the north and th
church and first lady michelle obama and their children before headed to fema's offices to meet with officials to talk about sandy. the president is on the way to florida we're told at this hour for a campaign event he will hold tomorrow and then turn around, return to washington, he says, to monitor the hurricane. the obama team urging supporters to donate online to the red cross to support the relief efforts that we anticipate will be greatly needed after the storm passes. for now, chief political correspondent carl cameron is with the romney team in mir marion, ohio. the spinal sprint is usually energizing the base and courting the middle. how is mitt romney attempting to do that? >> it's a delicate balance and as the oak ridge boys crank out "elvira" what they've been doing is steadily increasing their overtures of bipartisanship making the point that it's going to be moderate and independents that could ultimately decide this election, and that if he's president, romney likes to say when he's president, he'll need to have democrats helping him out. at the same time, however
and the academy class is being paid for by a grant from fema. >>> california marines and police will be forming a mock zombie attack. it is part of the resort island in san diego. hundreds of military, law enforcement and medical personnel will have this as part of their emergency response training. >>> this is a multi agency exercise held at various east bay like cases. every year dozens of firsters hold this for hostage situations and large scale natural disaster. >> 22 different s.w.a.t. teams from all the over the world are taking part. >>> many people were out showing off the costumes in the district. we found plenty of halloween spirit. one man toll us it took an hour to get dressed and an hour more to get the make up done and he missed the largest castro parties from years passed. >> they have definitely dwindled down to what they used to be. >> i missed big days of halloween. >> there are not cities sanctioned since nine people were injured during a shooting back in 2,000 sick. they intend to keep the peace this year and they are making their presence known. >> weather is good and lots
on the national insurance program which is part of fema. they paid out $1.28 billion in losses last year from irene making it the fourth costly experienced? >> this is will be worse. three storms. we've never seen anything like this. it's definitely going to be devastating. >> gregg: i was reading forbes, i wish we could put it on o up the scream. beside for potential life and safety, economists are predicting that it will upwards of $55 billion in economic damage? >> yeah, it's hard to tell. we don't really know how it'sng. estimates are all over the place. there is one positive. sectors that desperately need more work, construction workers, electricians, plumbers all the rest, they will be finding more work. so there is some stimulus there, but again it's mainly to the negative. >> gregg: if you are contractor out there, this maybe the silver lining. the other thing, we have seen in past disasters that it dramatically affects unemployment and g.d.p. because those are tied together? >> absolutely. people won't be going to work. as you said, retailers won't be selling, there won't be tax reve
this afternoon visited the fema headquarters in washington, participating in the briefing with a number of governors from virginia, maryland, delaware, and other states. he then spoke with reporters. >> keep up the good work. appreciate it. keep it up. >> good afternoon, everyone. obviously, obviously all of the -- all the start -- across the country are concerned about the potential impact of hurricane sandy. my first message is to all people across the eastern seaboard, the midlantic going north. you need to take this very seriously and follow the instructions of your state and local officials, because they are going to be providing you with the best advice in terms of how to deal with this storm over the coming days. we just had an excellent meeting with the team here, the various agencies in charge, including the department of defense, the department of energy, and others that will need to respond very quickly. we have had a chance to talk to regional officials as well. i just had a phone call with the governors of the potentially impacted states and cities in the region. at this st
the president is getting regular updates on sandy and says the federal emergency management agency, fema, has pre-staged resources to potentially affected states and areas head of the storm and fema remains in close contact with the emergency responders and states up and down the east coast, to ensure there are no unmet needs. governor romney planned to campaign in virginia and he talked with bob mcdonnell and decided at that state emergency personnel need today focus on storm prep and not political events and here is what the governor about the storm. to virginia, new jersey, new york, and along the coast in your minds and in your hearts, you know how tough these hurricanes can be and our hearts go out to them. >> reporter: governor romney will be campaigning in ohio today. back to you guys in new york. >> molly, thanks for the live report from our nation's capital. >> alisyn: for "fox & friends" in just two minutes. we have lots of updates. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. when the doctor told me that i co
as potentially the biggest ever to hit the mainland. live reporters up and down the coast and on fema director craig fugate with his message to people within the forecast zone. >>> and i'm talking to blanche lincoln about what-if scenarios with either outcome. and "the des moinesregister," out today with its endorsement of mitt romney. what changed this go round? literally, i just got off the phone talking with rick green about that. i'll quit that at the top of the show. in office politics, back in the ncs newsroom, asking our colleagues what they think the president should tackle first. busy show. >> 2012 is interesting. salt lake tribune goes for the president, and the des moines register for mitt romney, and a hurricane in the middle of it. >> and an earth quake in los angeles. >>> why halloween is a reminder we all need safe and strong community. [ male announcer ] eligible for medicare? that's a good thing, but it doesn't cover everything. only about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you. so consider an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealth
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